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Routes in Aid Box

Box, The TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Dark Corner TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Diagonal T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Dismal Face T,TR 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Lost Arrow T,TR 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Monkey Fingers TR 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Norris' Aid Route T A1-2
P.V. Wall TR 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
P.V.O (Potomac Valley Overhang) TR 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Right of the Box T,TR 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Skid Row TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Splinters TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Strain, The TR 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Terrapin Station TR 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Type: Trad, Aid, 35 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Brian Malone on Oct 13, 2014
Admins: Aaron Parlier, Jake Jones, Shawn Heath

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Start same as Lost Arrow. Aid the crack to its top. Pendulum left to a bolt ladder and ascend the ladder to a hook move finish.
Note: This route offers an excellent basic course in aid climbing. Originally done with pitons, it is now done totally with nuts.
For training purposes, the leader would create a hanging belay high and to the right of the crack where there were several bolts and the second would climb one move higher on the crack take lead and then pendulum left to a bolt ladder and hook move.
FYI..The park now forbids new bolts and the use of pitons.


Same as Lost Arrow


Aid route - can be done with nuts.
There is a bolt ladder and a cliffhanger hook move.


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Brian Malone
Olney, Maryland
Brian Malone   Olney, Maryland
I was out at Aid Box in July (2017) and the bolts are looking kinda sketchy.. Those look like the originals from the late 70's. I submitted this climb on MP because I thought it should be cataloged but I wouldn't climb it without replacing all of the bolts. Sep 7, 2017